Eagle Scout Recognition and Awards
Crossroads of America Council Awards
Judge John Price Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
This award is presented annually at the Annual Scouting Awards Dinner, held in the spring. The award and $1,000 scholarship is given to a deserving member of the previous year's Eagle Scout class. The award takes into consideration a Scout's troop involvement, leadership positions, school and community activities and service project. Applications must be received no later than January 21st.
Merle Miller Eagle Project of the Year Award
This award is presented annually at the Annual Scouting Awards Dinner, held in the spring. This high honor is awarded to the Eagle Scout carrying out the most outstanding Eagle Scout service project from the previous year. The Scout recognized will have planned and executed a service project with meaningful community impact, involving effective use of leadership skills and extensive personal effort. The award also takes into consideration the planning and creativity involved in the project. Crossroads of America Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Merle Miller family and Ice Miller for making this award and the accompanying $1,000 education scholarship possible. Applications must be received no later than January 21st.
American Legion Eagle Scout Scholarship
The America Legion provides four scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to Eagle Scouts for their educational pursuits.
National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) offers more than 150 scholarships to Eagle Scouts through various Eagle Scout scholarship funds. These scholarships vary in size from $1,000 to $50,000.
National Jewish Committee on Scouting
Eagle Scouts of the Jewish faith, who are seniors in high school, can apply for three $1,000 Eagle Scout scholarships.
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
This $8,000 scholarship is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. Runner up scholarships are available.
Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scout of the Year Award
This award provides public recognition to Eagle Scouts who have succeeded in their Scouting careers, as well as the community, and provides scholarship funds to support furthering the Scout's education.
Many troops request Eagle Scout congratulatory letters from elected officials. Requests for letters of congratulations may take several months to be received. Elected Official Letter Request
Local Media Release
Crossroads of America Council will write and pitch a news release to the Scout's local print media announcing the recent Eagle Scout rank. The council cannot guarantee the publishing date of the announcement. Eagle Scout Local Media Request
National Eagle Scout Association Membership
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is an impressive group of men, many of whom are now in positions of responsibility and prominence in industry, government, military, business and education. All new Eagle Scouts are invited to join NESA at a reduced rate. The special $20 membership fee is good for all Eagle Scouts within six months of their board of review date.
The Crossroads of America Council has a NESA Chapter, as well. Membership in our chapter is free by completing the attached application.